Swahili Baptist Church Sharing God’s love with Swahili speakers in the Des Moines Metro and around the world.
Sharing God’s love with Swahili speakers in the Des Moines Metro and around the world.

Our History

We served 650 people in the Church Ministries including widows and orphans in the Churches and out of the Churches within the Dzaleka Refugees Camp in Malawi, Central Africa. There was about over 36.000 people from the different Central, Eastern and Northern Countries in Africa. Since the beginning of this 2015’s calendar year, there is still half cut of food for all refugees in Malawi.

During the last September – October 2015’s visit of Pastor Faustin Alobo in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania; many people and Churches expressed their will to join and partner with the ”EFCEM” Headquarters in the United States at that time.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo(Fizi Zone- South Kivu), the ”EFCEM” was in partnership with the Swahili Baptist Church Des Moines to run its project named:” God’s Love House of Hope ” in the rural town of Baraka, Fizi Zone, South Kivu Province. Even this partnership was open, the Eden Baptist Church- DRC is not responsible for the running of all these mentioned projects.

In Malawi, our organization was partnering with Mponela Baptist Church in Dowa District under the Baptist Convention of Malawi(BACOMA); and did supply rice and beans to people under our ministries at Dzaleka Refugees Camp through the Eden Church Malawi as there is still cut of ration food for the refugees. The Eden Church Malawi is considered as part of the God’s Love House of Hope organization.

In Mozambique, the ”EFCEM” were welcomed by two Churches: The Free Methodist Church of Mozambique, Local Church of Nampula and the Worldwide Church in Mozambique, Local Church of Maratane Refugee Camp which we did support during my last trip there in September 2015.

In Tanzania, we are in partnership with the Gospel Revival Assemblies of God in Iringa Province and the New Harvest Ministries Church of Tanzania at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Kasulu/ Kigoma which we did support lastly in September 2015 during my Churches Mission Trip in Africa.

The ‘’EFCEM ‘’ was a Christian not-for-profit organization joining with Churches, Families and Individuals through Opportunities of Orphanage and Elderly Home Projects, Education and Supports their Ministries and Programs, filed in State of Iowa(USA) since October 2015. This Christian organization has its roots from Africa where I had the vision to start it while staying at Dzaleka Refugees Camp in Malawi for almost 10 years as a refugee, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC), and God directed my family members and me to be resettled to the USA in March 2013.


To extend the Church Ministries in the USA and across the World; and to Work with People of Different Races, Religions, Genders, Ethnics, and Backgrounds in order to fulfill the Great Commission(Matthew 28:19- 20)


(1) Worship and Serve The Unique Almighty God,

(2) Fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ as set forth in Matthew 28:19-20, and

(3) Minister to the Needs of the Poor as the Ministry is able to do so.

Churches In the Partnership with the ”EFCEM”


    (1). Malawi:         Pastor Mika Moses

                         Eden Church International -Malawi

                         Dzaleka Refugee Camp

                         P.O.Box 31711 Capital City,

                         Malawi, Central Africa,

                         Cell: +265 994 675 735

  (2). Malawi:           Rev, Ceaser Nkhoma

                         Mponela Baptist Church

                         Dowa District, Malawi.

                         Cell: +265 999 711 592

   (3). Mozambique:                 Pastor Superintendendente Wilondja Apela

                                    Igreja Metodista em Mocambique

                                    Igreja Local de Nampula.

                                    Nampula, Mozambique.

                                    Cell: +258 847 282 295

 (4). Mozambique:                Pastor Mahano Ma-Fataki

                                 Igreja em Cada Localidade em Mocambique

                                 Maratane Refugees Camp

                                 Nampula, Mozambique.

                                 Cell: +258 862 081 123.

   (5). Tanzania:            Bishop Barnabas Kimbe

                             Gospel Revival Assemblies of God / IRINGA.

                             P.O.Box 9833 Dar Es Salaam,


                             Cell: +255 754 395 344

  (6). Tanzania:            Bishop Jonathan Byamungu Majaliwa

                            New Harvest Ministries Church of Tanzania

                            Nyarugusu Refugees Camp

                            P.O.Box 407  Kasulu,

                            Kigoma, Tanzania.

                            Cell: +255 765 184 495

 (7). Democratic Republic of the Congoi(DRC).

                    *Pastor Machumbe Omari Samueli

                     Eden Baptist Church

                     Baraka Centre, Fizi Zone

                     Cell: +243 821 697 206

                    *Pastor Valentin Emmanuel

                     Eden Baptist Church

                     Kibundu, Lweba I Village, Fizi Zone

                     Cell: +243 970 471 839 

                    *Pastor Selemani Kasika
                     Eden Baptist Church
                     Kalamabenge, Rural town of Uvira
                     Cell: +243 815 969 903


 (1). United States Of America:  Pastor/ Overseer Faustin Loonga Alobo

                 Meeting Address:

                 Swahili Baptist Church 

                 2301 Hickman Road,

                 Des Moines, Iowa 50310.


                 Mailing Address:

                 1445  9th Street,

                 Des Moines, Iowa 50314.


                 Cell: +1 (515) 868 6834

                 Email: pastoralobo@gmail.com
                 Website: www.swahili.church

   (2). Brazil: Pastor  Bita Atembo Jerome (Person of Contact)

                 Cell: +55 31 7565 5235

C. ASIA: Pakistan:

            Pastor Shahbaz Rafiq 

            EFCEM/ Full Gospel Church

            Father Colony Chack Lashkary

            Post Office Naseera,

            Kharian, Pakistan.

            Cell: +1(92)-306-622-7877

D. EUROPE: ( In the Future )

E. OCEANIA: ( In the Future )

In July and August of 2019, Pastor Alobo went to a mission trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Tanzania. After returning to the United States, God spoke and led him to start and launch a new Christian charity organization, formerly called the Evangelical Free Church of Eden Ministries(EFCEM), that is legally registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and here in the United States under the name of God’s Love House of Hope (G.L.H.H).

The Mission, the Vision and the Statement of Faiths of the God’s Love House of Hope (G.L.H.H) is the same as for the Swahili Baptist Church. The God’s Love House of Hope is the churches ministry that is under the Swahili Baptist Church. The Swahili church organize and accept the donations from outside, and organize its own fundraising for the God’s Love House of Hope. Any donation can be given online under the church on the behalf of its charity organization.

The Leadership of God’s Love House of Hope(G.L.H.H) is as below:

Faustin Loonga Alobo – International Pastor & Missionary

1445 9th Street,

Des Moines, IA 50314

c: +1 515 868 6834

e: pastoralobo@gmail.com

w: www.godslovehouseofhope.org (This website is under building)

Faustin Shabani – Executive Secretary

Baraka, South Kivu, DR Congo

c: +243 997 943 559

Valentin Emmanuel – Project Director

Lweba, South Kivu, DR Congo

c: +243 970 471 839

Paul Bwako Wilondja – Financial Advisor

Bukavu, South Kivu, DR Congo

c: +243 853 800 093

Debora Alobo – Treasurer

Baraka, South Kivu, DR Congo

c: +243 973 630 245

Churches Planting in the DR Congo:

  1. Baraka
  2. Uvira
  3. Lweba

Church Planting in Burundi:

  1. Kinama -Bujumbura

Church Planting in Tanzania:

  1. Kazegunga -Kigoma